Stray Dogs Poisoned, Goats Stomped to Death, and Brutal Dog Fighting Must be Stopped

Target: Dr. Rewaz Faiq Hussein, Speaker of the Kurdish Parliament

Goal: Adopt standard of animal rights and clear sanctions against animal cruelty.

In the region where sheep and goats were first domesticated, a sick streak of animal cruelty has continued, and perpetrators typically emerge unscathed. Reports and viral videos of poisoned stray dogs, unchecked dog-fighting, chickens crammed into tiny cages, and goats brutally stomped represent just a few of the cruelties perpetrated with no criminal penalty in Kurdistan. This independent offshoot of Iraq has no animal welfare laws on the books.

For over a decade, a veterinarian who escaped the rule of Saddam Hussein has fought for the establishment of a Kurdish animal rights bill. If enacted, the legislation would formally safeguard animals from fear, distress, inadequate care and shelter, pain and suffering, and other states of being that typically define animal cruelty in a legal sense. A welfare council would be largely responsible for overseeing these standards, implementing penalties for violations, and imposing strict regulations on zoos, breeders, and other individuals or groups responsible for the care of animals. Common abuses like dog-fighting, slaughterhouse atrocities, and inhumane hunting practices would also be targeted.

After years of inaction, this important initiative finally has a path forward with actual political supporters and with a planned debate and vote upcoming. Sign the petition below to support a framework that could save the lives of countless at-risk animals.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Dr. Hussein,

Sulaiman Tameer, veterinarian and leader of Kurdistan’s premier animal welfare organization, has spent over ten years trying to make his labor of love, a comprehensive animal rights bill, a reality. Supportive ministers have helped evolve this ambition from a fading dream to a promising possibility. You may wonder why this legislation should matter to you.

For one, you can likely agree that Kurdistan’s agricultural sector is in serious need of reform due to lagging performance. Healthy domesticated animals will only increase the health of this sector. Most importantly, the lack of regard and respect for all living beings runs counter to Islam and reflects badly upon the region as a whole. Images of severed animal heads, government-sanctioned poisonings, and hateful cruelty imposed upon animals ranging from dogs to goats are a disgrace and an affront to basic human compassion and decency.

Please help your region liberate its most vulnerable and at-risk inhabitants from the chains of oppression and inhumanity. Give your backing to the animal welfare bill when it comes to a vote.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Villager Boy


96 Comments

  1. Shirley Lemieux says:

    It is an absolute shame that any Leader responsible for protecting all forms of life would allow heinous crimes of animal cruelty to occur under their leadership. These crimes against animals are unforgivable and demonic. A Leader is supposed to represent and enforce the Good of the land. But in this case, where as there are no animal welfare laws or criminal penalties in Kurdistan to protect Animals, suggests a land of Evil and disarray.

  2. American Girl says:

    Fucking Savages! A civilized intelligent society would never permit this barbaric, inhumane cruelty. To not enact this into strict law would be a morally & ethically bankrupt decision on YOUR part. Enact this now and severely punish these inbred bastards!

    • Shelly Blazich says:

      AND JUST WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU THINK HAPPENS IN OUR FACTORY “FARMS” IN OUR SLAUGHTER FACTORIES WHERE HOGS ARE BOILED ALIVE FOR YOUR BACON INFATUATION WHERE PIGLETS HEADS ARE SLAMMED ONTO CONCRETE TO KILL THEM WHERE SOWS ARE CONTAINED IN CRATES THEY CANT EVEN SCRATCH AN ITCH LET ALONE TURN AROUND WHERE BABY CALVES ARE RIPPED AWAY FROM THIER MOTHERS TOSSED INTO A WHEEL BARREL AND MALE DAIRY CALVES ARE SHOT IN THE HEAD AS USELESS WHERE MALE BABY CHICKS ARE GROUND UP ALIVE AS USELESS WHERE ANIMAL “SHELTERS” USE GAS CHAMBERS AND INJECTIONS TO KILL MILLIONS OF UNWANTED PETS ANNUALLY WHERE USED UP HORSES ARE HORRIFICALLY SHIPPED TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES TO BE BRUTALLY BUTCHERED BY HACKS TO FEED RICH EUROPEANS???? WTF PLANET DO YOU LIVE ON? THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAS TREATMENT OF ANIMALS IN 2021!! BY THE BILLIONS!! WAKE THE FUCK UP!

    • What do you call people in Williamsburg, Brooklyn who think feral cats are vermin and put out poison? Hasidic Jews are known to do this.

  3. STOP POISONING INNOCENT STRAY DOGS AND STOP STOMPING INNOCENT GOATS IMMEDIATELY!!! WHOMEVER DOING THESE CRUELTY AGAIN INNOCENT ANIMALS SHOULD RECEIVE THIS SOME CRUELTY!!!!!

    • The scumbags doing this and the govt that allows it need to be taken off the planet!

    • Shelly Blazich says:

      HEY ALL YOU HYPOCRITES AMERICA INCARCERATES UNWANTED PETS THEN USES GAS CHAMBERS OR LETHAL INJECTION TO KILL THEM BY THE MILLIONS ANNUALLY WHERE AMERICAN SLAUGHTER WORKERS STOMP CHICKEN TURKEYS AND BABY PIGS TO DEATH EVERY DAY FOR FUN WHERE HOGS ARE BOILED ALIVE BECAUSE THEY CANT BE BOTHERED TO BLEED THEM DEATH TO HURRY UP FOR YOUR BACON INFATUATION WHERE CALVES ARE TORN FROM THIER MOTHERS TEATS AND MALES ARE SHOT OR LEFT TO STARVE TO DEATH SO YOU CAN EAT ICE CREAM WHERE USED UP UNWANTED HORSES ARE CRUELLY SHIPPED TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES TO BE INHUMANLY SLAUGHTERED TO FEED RICH EUROPEANS-REMEMBER WHEN YOU POINT THE FINGER AT OTHERS THREE ARE POINTING BACK AT YA!

      • Shelly, maybe you need to take your filthy mouth somewhere else! This petition isn’t about animal abuse in the U.S. We all know there’s abuse of not only domestic animals in our country, but also most farm animals. It’s disgusting and inexcusable no matter what country you live in. I read about it all the time. It literally makes me feel ill. The sad fact is that no matter how much money we donate to the cause, politicians can’t get their priorities straight. Politicians and government SUCK period.

      • I 100 percent agree. That is why we need to choose a vegan way of living

      • Sandra Gehri-Bergman says:

        I only disagree with one point you made where you say, “used up unwanted horses are cruelly shipped to foreign countries to be inhumanely slaughtered…” My point of disagreement is that it doesn’t only happen to “used up unwanted horses.” It happens to perfectly healthy, young and vital horses too. Even some of the wild horses rounded up by the despicable BLM end up in the slaughter pipeline (I’ve been in the fight to end horse slaughter in the US for years and years, so believe me, I’m well aware). Other than that, you’re spot on!

  4. Barbaric practice that must END

  5. YOU PEOPLE ARE PURE EVIL FOR DOING THIS!!! STOP!!!!!!!

  6. Irã, Irã, arab…all garbage. Dont need this kind of people in The world

  7. I sign this with very little hope that it will change anything. To many people in these regions see animals as vermin and until minds are changed nothing else will change.

  8. Cynthia Ratliff says:

    GOD will repay!

  9. Louis Castora says:

    look at how these pieces of garbage treat each other. do you really expect anything better for innocent animals. hopefully there is a special place in hell for all of them.

  10. Monica Lee Koski says:

    Obviously there is absolutely zero respect or compassion for animals in this region of the world! There needs to be more education for the population to realize that these innocent animals are living beings that do have feelings! It is way past time for change, and adopting and implementing animal welfare laws for the protection of these vulnerable animals is critical, and would be a good start in making certain that necessary change happens!

  11. JUST SHOWS THAT COWARDS ARE ALL OVER THE WORLD, ME NEED TO GET RID OF THE TRASH IS THIS WORLD. THESE COWARDS SHOULD BE TORTURED AND THEN SHOT DOWN!

  12. Man as a whole does not deserve this planet. Too many are a disease to all the living.

  13. All you people writing please look in the mirror.Do you know factory farms RAPE Cows and Murder Mother and Child for you to EAT! AND STEAL AND DRINK THE MILK MEANT FOR THE PRECIOUS CHILD? If you cannot see the sick twisted evil mass evil system in the world kidnapping murder cannablistic ways then you have a massive cover over your eyes and heart. Watch dairy is scary and you tell me how barbaric your country and the world who practice carnism is? Dairy is scary shows. Also zoos aquarians. Imagine you kept in a glass cage your whole life. Or being a dolphin meantt to travel thousands of miles being held evily in a pool for your ‘entertainment’ . Please save these Cows, Chickens, Pigs, Dogs, Cats, all animals turkeys etc. Please stop eating murdered dead beings of any species.

  14. Barbarians!! Please put these animal laws in place immediately!!!

  15. Ashley Salazar says:

    An eye for an eye!

  16. MICHAEL BAVARO says:

    ONLY MORONS DON’T CARE ABOUT ANIMAL CRUELTY BEING ALLOWED TO CONTINUE. THESE MORONS SHOULD RECEIVE THE SAME TREATMENT.

  17. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?! SHAME, SHAME, SHAME ON ALL OF YOU. DISGUSTING PEOPLE. YOU KNOW THIS WICKED, EVIL CRUELTY IS NEVER, EVER ACCEPTABLE…AT ALL. A LEADER THAT ALLOWS THIS IS JUST YET ANOTHER WASTE OF SPACE ON THIS EARTH. SHAME ON YOU, NOW STOP THIS BARBARIC, EVIL BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS INNOCENT ANIMALS…NOW

  18. The most dangerous animal in the world? MAN

  19. Animal cruelty of all forms needs to be stopped worldwide. The perpetrators of the cruel acts need to be punished severely in order to make it known animal cruelty will not be tolerated. This goes for all the countries in all aspects, factory farming, bull fighting, horse racing, etc. I honestly believe that if people stopped being hateful to animals there outlook toward humans might just change for the better.

  20. Barbara Garrison says:

    Now it’s Kurdistan. Is there a country somewhere in the world that treats animals kindly? The whole world is under demonic influence.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

22725 Signatures

  • Bradley Blackley
  • Ann Conney
  • Heather Sand
  • Allison Schaeffler
  • fRANCESCA aRMELLINO
  • Petra Twardoch
  • Marcy Gadeck
  • Michele Merry
  • Cathryn Wolf
  • carla madeira
1 of 2273123...2273
Skip to toolbar